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Furry, WH and Hurwitz, H (1945)

Distribution of numbers and distribution of significant figures

Nature 155(3924), pp. 52-53.

ISSN/ISBN: Not available at this time. DOI: doi:10.1038/155052a0

Abstract:  In an earlier note it is shown that the distribution of first digits of the numbers in a table will obey a logarithmic law provided that a certain sum can be replaced by an integral. We shall here discuss this approximation in more detail.

@article {, AUTHOR = {W. H. Furry and Henry Hurwitz}, TITLE = {Distribution of numbers and distribution of significant figures}, JOURNAL = {Nature}, YEAR = {1945}, VOLUME = {155}, NUMBER = {}, PAGES = {52--53}, DOI = {doi:10.1038/155052a0}, URL = {},

Reference Type: Journal Article

Subject Area(s): Probability Theory